Pondicherry University

Pondicherry University Ranking

country rank: 55
world rank: 3688

University Overview

Pondicherry University, founded in 1985, is a non-profit public higher education school situated on the outskirts of the major city of Puducherry (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants). There are additional branch campuses for this school in the following cities: Port Blair’s Karaikal. Pondicherry University (PU) is a major (Topuniversitieslist enrolment range: over-45,000 students) coeducational Indian higher education institution that is officially recognized by the University Grants Commission of India. Pondicherry University (PU) provides courses and programs leading to legally recognized higher education degrees in a variety of fields, including pre-bachelor degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, and doctoral degrees. For further information, see the degree levels and fields of study matrix below from Topuniversitieslist. This 35-year-old Indian higher-education school has a rigorous admissions strategy based on entrance exams. The admittance rate ranges from 0 to 10%, making this Indian higher education school very exclusive. Applicants from all around the world are welcome to apply. PU also offers a library, accommodation, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning options, as well as administrative services to students.

Pondicherry University Ranking

University Identity

Name Pondicherry University
Acronym PU
Founded 1985
Motto From Darkness, towards the Light!
Colours Blue and red

University Location

Address R. Venkataraman Nagar, Kalapet Puducherry 605 014 Puducherry India
Tel +91 (413) 265 5179
Fax +91 (413) 265 5734
Other locations Karaikal, Port Blair

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro) 0-1,000 US$ (0-750 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro) 1,000-2,500 US$ (750-1,800 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations
Admission Rate 0-10%
Admission Office Registrar, Pondicherry University, Kalapet Pudducherry 605 014 (413) 265 4179 (413) 265 5175

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment over-45,000
Academic Staff 3,500-3,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Memberships and Affiliations

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Association of Indian Universities (AIU) Medical Council of India (MCI) Distance Education Bureau (DEB)

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